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Community update on COVID-19

Province of Ontario announces “emergency brake”
April 04, 2021
An aerial shot of Ryerson's quad.

The university continues to monitor the government and public health response to the pandemic and will continue to share updates with the community.

As announced, external link by the Ontario government on Thursday, April 1, 2021, a province wide "emergency brake", external link began April 3 at 12:01 a.m. 

The updated shutdown measures will continue to have Toronto in the "Grey-lockdown", external link level under the province’s colour-coded COVID-19 Response Framework, external link with some enhanced safety measures. 

Thanks to the continuing hard work and dedication of Ryerson community members, along with the university’s adherence to existing restrictions and recommendations, the new provincial measures do not introduce any changes to on-campus activities at this time. 

The university will continue to monitor the government and public health response to the pandemic and will share further updates with the community as required. 

COVID-19 cases confirmed on campus

On March 31, Ryerson University was advised that Toronto Public Health (TPH) is monitoring positive cases amongst contract cleaners at Pitman Hall

Students and employees living/working in the impacted spaces have been notified. Students seeking support are encouraged to contact Housing and Residence Life at 1-888-960-1191. This hotline is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ryerson has been working under TPH’s guidance and has not been advised of any additional risk to the Ryerson community associated with these cases. More details can be found at the Ryerson COVID site.

Planning and monitoring

As has been Ryerson’s commitment from the first day of the pandemic, ensuring the continued health and safety of our community remains the university’s primary concern. Staff are closely monitoring case rates of COVID-19 and the progress of vaccinations across the city and province as the university continues to actively plan for a number of scenarios for the 2021-22 academic year.

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